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states just before obama's visit. malaysia, south korea, he hit all the right notes. it's not a pivot, but he said the united states is not going anywhere from these countries and he didn't offend the chinese. he made it important to say how close it was to work with the chinese. >> charlie: and had no ambition in trying to contain the chinese. >> yes, and obama is credible in saying he has no ambition to contain the chinese. so the fact you've both made the allies in the region happier and the chinese feel no reason to overrespond with their own saber rattling is about as much as he's done on this trip. >> charlie: why is a trade agreement important. >> when the trance pacific partnership was first announced the chinese response is this is containment, we don't want it, are opposed to it. now that it's going to happen, that it has heft and momentum, the chinese have changed their tune. what they're now saying is we need to study it very carefully, do we want to join? do we want to express our interest in eventual membership? the chinese understand if you're going to create tighter tr
they send including japan malaysia peru and others. make enough 40% of the world's gdp. that is what the president was doing in advancing his trip to asia last week. the second is the transatlantic trade and investment partnership as washington would for referred to as ttip which was significantly deepening the multibillion dollar economic relationship we have with the european union. together they were tonight two-thirds of the world economy, the competition that generates competition and intellectual property. the benefits for america and the middle class would be significant. 44 million americans work for companies that export goods. hundreds of thousands more would be working if they did not steal your copy. jobs supported by exports pay as much as 18% higher wages than the national average. we shouldn't be afraid of this competition. i tell leaders all over the world america welcomed his competition. it's stamped into her dna. and that if the field is even remotely level we will succeed and you will succeed. ladies and gentlemen we have learned a lot over the last 20 years about
know about china, we know what's happened, issued late in the past. singapore, malaysia, korea, different places, but let me talk about japan because we are doing specific negotiations with japan, and as you know, that japan has not directly intervened in the foreign exchange market for more than two years, but the yen has depreciated significantly against the u.s. dollar and while the depression as a children impact on the number of u.s. imports, you and i shared information with me on the numbers, it does provide a massive advantage for japanese automakers. in fact, at today's exchange rate there's an estimated benefit of $5700 on every vehicle. so it's a windfall in operating profit. they may end up in advertising. it may end up in research and development. it may end up in cutting prices. it may end up in cutting prices on vehicles in other markets where u.s. automakers are directly competing with the japanese in other markets around the world. $5700 in vehicles is no small thing. i guess to add insult to injury on china everything else, even though japan is not from interv
. the record flooding from a storm that wouldn't stop. >>> new insight in to malaysia airlines flight 370 mystery. who's admitting deep delays in the initial search for that jet. >>> busted. middle school students accused of smuggling marijuana in to home economics class to make cookies get in trouble. the buzz on campus. >>> and michael jackson's new song soon to be released. brand new details about the music and the superstars you'll hear singing along with the king of pop. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, may 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> tgif, everybody. tgif, everybody. >> especially along the east coast. >> we will begin with the saturated east coast. it is finally drying out from a wave of torrential rain and flooding. >> water is everywhere, overtaking homes and cars, tearing up streets and blamed for a deadly blast. more from abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: mudslides on long island. heavy rains collapsing this retaining wall and covering these commuter train tracks. >> when buildings absorb that much water in
the plane went missing. nbc's tom costello reports. >> reporter: malaysia airlines are telling the family members of the missing to leave their hotels and return home to await more news. the five-page report provides a time line of events and it raises new questions about what took so long to launch a search for the plane after it was reported missing. >> malaysian 370. thank you. >> reporter: for the first time we're hearing the voice from the cockpit as flight 370 communicated with malaysian controllers. >> 370, kuala lumpur. 13269. >> reporter: family members have also heard the recordings. we don't know if it's captainza h -- the captain or the co-pilot. >> malaysian 370. >> malaysian 370 contact ho chi minh 120.99. >> reporter: at 1:21 a.m., the plane disappeared from radar but not until 1:38 a.m. did vietnamese controllers tell malaysia the plane was missing, then another four hours before the malaysian search and rescue center was activated. far too long, say safety experts who insist searchers would have been launched far sooner in the u.s. >> i think when you dissect that four-ho
. malaysia airlines announced starting next week, it will no longer put them up in hotels. meanwhile, the country's government reported the plane disappeared from radar a full 17 minutes before ground controllers noticed. it was another four hours before the search began. a political storm swirled over northern ireland today as the leader of the irish nationalist sinn fein party was questioned for a second day in a 42-year- old murder case. we have a report from martin geissler of independent television news. >> the police in northern ireland use this station in antrim to question the most serious terror suspects, gerry adams spent last night and today in custody here. he agreed to be interviewed about the murder of jean mcconville, a widowed mother of ten who was kidnapped and killed by the ira. he gave this statement before questioning began. >> i-- totally of any part in the abduction, the killing of jean mcconville. >> mrs. mcconville was taken from her home in belfast by an armed i.r.a. gang in 1972. they suspected her of passing information to the british army. 30 years later h
to punishment. >> >> imposing a tax on goods and services in malaysia prompted protest, saying poor people can't afford it. >> labor-day pro tests in malaysia don't usually draw huge crowds, but this year is different. tens of thousands of people are here. this anger gets the government's plan to get a goods and services tax imposed in april. the timing anger many. electricity tariffs of increased several months ago, while the removal of subsidies added to the rising cost of living. the government said the tax is necessary. >> the malaysian government first floated the idea several years ago. recently, the bill was passed in parliament. this man and his wife reason small food store and find it hard to raise a profit. he thinks he will be worse off. >> just take rice. it may be exempt, but before it's packed and sold as rice within it's got to be planted. farmers need fertilizer, which may be taxed. who's to say prices won't go up? >> the government offered cash handouts and tax relief to the poor and middle income groups, who will be hardest hit. that's not been enough to keep them from marchi
higher wages and better health care. protestors say their fears in thailand, the philippines and malaysia have better living standards. in athens, it's business at usual, organized strikes to public services, including. transportation and riot police gearing up for clashes with demonstrators. >> in turkey, demonstrators clashing with police, protestors want to hold their may day rallies there but the government banned protests in the square. we have more. >> demonstrators and police have clashed in several neighborhoods, demonstrators tried to march to the square. the please prevented them using tear gas and water cannon. the government is preventing unions from using the square as a venue for the may day rally and provided an alternative venue. it cited security concerns. according to the union, it is their right to demonstrate whenever and wherever they want. this is really part of an ongoing political struggle in this country, divisions within turkish society. this is not just about a may day rally. the government does have its critics, it was democratically elected. it won the electio
of the missing malaysia airlines flight have dismissed new claims that wreckage has been found. an australian private company said it found evidence of the plane in the bay of bengal. investigators say they'll still certain the plane is thousands of miles farther south near australia. >>> british aid will be cut -- that's according to to a parliamentary report that said pakistan would not need so much aid since it was not having to confront islamist militancy. the report said it should increase aid for lower income countries especially in subsaharan africa. >>> stay with us here on bbc world news. much more to come. what difference has european union membership made for one of the smallest members ten years after joining the eu. we report from latvia. eather. you are feeling exhilarated with front-wheel drive. you are feeling powerful with a 4-cylinder engine. [ male announcer ] open your eyes... to the 6-cylinder, 8-speed lexus gs. with more standard horsepower than any of its german competitors. this is a wake-up call. ♪ so, what'd you think of the house? did you see the school rating? oh
. >> and relevant. >> absolutely. >> go clips. >>> let's get back to the big story on the malaysia flight 370. australian company is now standing by its research, says it -- saying that it may have found malaysia flight 370 in the bay of bengal. very different area from where the search is currently located. the findings from georesonance has drawn plenty of attention and skepticism with the main search focussed thousands of miles away. why is the company confident it found plane wreckage that could be the doomed plane? our correspondent went inside the firm to get better answers. anna? >> kate, we spent several hours with a couple of directors from georesonance and they are confident they found the wreckage of the plane in the bay of bengal. it's important to stress they are not saying that this is for sure mh370. but what they are saying is that they have evidence, they have proof that they have sent to malaysian airlines and to the governments of malay sharks china, and australia. they've given them coordinates and all they are asking is that authorities go there with with their navy, with
japan, south korea, malaysia and the philippines. at the start of his term, president obama said he would make strengthening relationships with asian allies a top priority. it's been an uphill battle. >> president obama went to asia for more than just fancy food and banquets, but he sure was toasted a lot. still, what he wanted on his first stop was a trade deal with japan. after frantic meetings, he left full, but empty handed. >> why did it not happen? in part because of opposition to the treaty from inside japan. agriculture is highly protected in japan, but there are other examples, automobiles and so fort. real limitations, political limitations on the prime minister. >> that could signal long delays or the eventual death of the agreement which president obama hoped would shape his legacy, a big part of his much talked about pivot to asia. japanese officials seemed to get what they wanted, the president talking about islands disputed by japan and china. >> the treaty covers all territories administered by japan. >> will the u.s. defend the philippines in case a territorial disp
malaysia an airliner will enter a new phase as crews will expand their search under water the south korean coast guard officers say they couldn't go inside the ferry say wallace that was listing too far when they arrive. andhe
is continuing its gains. as the demand. malaysia getting under way. president obama leaving and flies to manila later on this afternoon. so we'll continue to watch that closely. i mention it had safe haven trade let's quickly chick in on some things we're watching. there we go. gold above 1300 back about 1300 n ounce yet again. anaheim ex crude here. just a tad below 100. u.s. dollar, don't let it fool you when it's green that means the yen is stronger. so that's what the happening. a lot of macro concerns over the tensions in ukraine. >> thanks. let's take a look at toyota now because it's set to move its u.s. headquarters from california to somewhere near dallas. >> all about costs. so if you take a look, attorneys -- torns california known as second to detroit as the u.s. auto manufacturing hub. many of the companies honda, hundred ay, kia, have operations in california. they don't have operations in texas. so it is an unusual move. there are 5300 employees that work in the torns, california office. the relocation is set to happen outside of dallas. retention will be an issue. >> they had th
's alleged comments. at a news conference in malaysia just hours ago, chuck todd asked the president for comment. >> when ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything. you just let them talk, and that's what happened here. >> david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning. >> good morning, erica. >> the president went on to say that this just shows, again, how the u.s. continues to struggle with this legacy of race and slavery and segregation, and it is something, as we know, that continues to come up, and the president is asked about it, especially because of all this talk about after his election that we would be moving into a post-racial america. how did these comments affect the president when he is asked to weigh in on them, and in your experience in washington? >> well, there's a certain moral leadership that comes with being the first african-american president and to talk about issues of race that still persist in this country. racism persists. when you have these flash points, the president initially reluctant ha
's, but the government. >>> the united states and malaysia have agreed to improve their bilateral relations. that agreement comes after a visit of president obama. the prime minister is suggesting malaysia is not ready to sign the u.s.-led trade deal. reports from malaysia's capitol. >> reporter: it's been billed as a historic visit. the first u.s. president to visit malaysia in 50 years. >> today the united states is once again playing a leadership role in the asia pacific, and a key part of our strategy is expanding our ties with southeast asia. >> already an important trade partner with many countries including the united states, it means a more assertive nation. and the u.n. is trying to include that in the deal. >> you have multiple friends. multiple levels of relationships in order to balance that you're not talking to anyone in particular. the defense aspect of what's going on has to be balanced by real trade and business. >> reporter: some people worry that the move that removes trade protection will leave small businesses untieable compete and large businesses enjoy the labor group
n other news overnight, president obama held a press conference with malaysia's prime minister as questions continue to loom over the missing airliner. >> the president also talking about the tensions between russia and ukraine. >> and peter doocy is joining us live from washington, d.c. with all the details. good morning, peter, what can you tell us? >> reporter: i can tell you overnight the president said they need to place new sanctions on russia together as part of the unified effort because president obama says if this becomes the united states versus russia conflict, the impact of the sanctions won't be felt as much. >> oftentimes they are really interested in portraying this through this old cold war prism, when in fact that's not what the issue is here. the issue is respecting basic international norms of sovereignty and territorial integrity. >> reporter: as the conflict between ukraine and russia boils over, the underwater search for malaysia flights 370 continues. and even though millions of dollars worth of american time and equipment haven't produced any tangible r
question also in the search of malaysia lines flight 370, high hopes for the piece of debris found on the shore of australia was, was the plane dashed just moments ago. >> jon: you are telling me there was breaking news that this might be the plane and in the time it took you to roll your theme song you found outbreaking news. now it is nothing. the worst part is you know cnn was like great job, everybody, we scooped everybody on the plane debris story and then we scooped them again when it was nothing! that's how you run a news network. >> there has to be something ellsworth covering. >> the new u.n. report on climate changes is full of serious warnings and predictions of what is to come. >> intense heat waves that feed fires, wiping out forests and homes. prolonged draws that damage food and water supplies for billions of people. >> jon: that is just pbs, i mean they are talking about the u.n. report that stated that we are all going to die. but that, actually it sounds like it could be something. it is no wheel of flotsam like they are reporting on cnn but in fact the day the r
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